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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Gambia: Truth Commission on Jammeh opens hearings

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) in Gambia has started investigating into Jammeh’s 22-year era of oppression which ended in 2016 after he was forced from power. The commission has started hearing testimonies from witnesses on Monday, local media reported. Modelled on South Africa’s investigation into its apartheid era, The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations […]

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Zimbabwe lays off over 3,000 civil servants

zimbabThe government of Zimbabwe has laid off over 3000 workers, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa tries to make good on its promise to cut the bloated civil service. The move comes a month after the southern African nation’s Minister of Finance announced an intention to cut the salaries of cabinet ministers and senior civil servants by […]

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Gabon soldiers seize national radio station in “failed” coup attempt

A group of soldiers have seized state radio in apparent coup attempt in Gabon in the early hours of Monday, local media reported. The military officers who announced the seizure of power through national media, identified themselves as Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defense and Security Forces (MPJFDS). The leader of the coup, Lieutenant Kelly […]

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More than 100 Arab migrants and refugees ‘missing’ in Algeria

More than 100 Arab citizens are missing after seeking shelter in Algeria and others stranded at the border with Niger, The UN refugee agency said on Thursday. “Some 120 Syrian, Palestinian and Yemeni individuals were detained at the Tamanrasset Centre in southern Algeria before being taken to an area near the Guezzam border post (at […]

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Aubameyang, Mane and Salah nominated for CAF best player award

Reigning Confederation of African Football Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah, Senegalese player, Sadio Mane and Gabonese player, Pierre-EmerickAubameyang, are the best players of the continent in 2018, CAF said on Tuesday. According to the African football governing body, the three players were the top three finalists for last year’s awards. The awards gala night […]

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South Africa launches continent’s most advanced nanosatellite

South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date – the ZACube-2. The ZACube-2 will provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region. “This satellite will help us monitor our ocean traffic as part of our oceans economy and also monitor veld fires and […]

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Guinea-Bissau needs ‘genuinely free and fair elections’ to break cycle of instability

Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold “genuinely free and fair elections,” the country is set to face a continuous cycle of instability, the United Nations Security Council warned on Thursday. In a statement, the 15-member Security Council expressed “regret” that the country did not hold elections as planned on 18 […]

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Counterterrorism: Qatar sends 24 armored vehicles to Mali

Qatar has sent 24 armored vehicles to Mali, in a move, it said, aimed at stabilizing the African country and supporting a peace agreement between the government and rebels. Military planes delivered the vehicles, the Qatari foreign ministry said, adding the shipment would help “combat terrorism and establish security not only in the Republic of […]

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Qatar vows support to Sudan’s Bashir to survive anti-govt protests

Qatar’s Amir, Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, has pledged to provide every possible support to Sudan as anti-government protests in Sudan entered their second week. The Amir made the pledge during a telephone conversation with the President of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir, Sudan official news agency SUNA reported. During the phone call, President […]

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Presence of pseudo-SADR at TICAD in Tokyo, ‘Big Problem’- Japanese FM Spokesperson

The presence of the pseudo- Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) “was a big problem” that Japan has overcome “to avoid embarrassment,” Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino said Monday in Rabat. The Spokeswoman, who is part of the delegation accompanying Japanese […]

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